Sampler

American
1747
Mary Dowrick (American, born in 1733)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 43.2 x 21 cm (17 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2005.214

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave embroidered with silk

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Alphabet sampler embroidered with sawtooth, cross, counted satin, eyelet, stem, and buttonhole stitches with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden at the botton. Inscribed: “Mary Dowrick ended this sampler in the fourteenth year of her age 1747”

Provenance

Purchased from Mary and John Schmidt, November 9, 1991; Gift to the MFA, April 27, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Ann Bauer